Coaches

Our coaches have a vast wealth of experience and achievements to provide the highest level of tuition possible.

  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Jonathon Purssey

     

    Jonathon Purssey

     

    Jonathon is the founder and head coach at Core Judo. He holds a degree in Economics & Organisational Studies and is currently studying for his diploma in advanced sports coaching at Sheffield Hallam University. He is a former British & Commonwealth champion and has over seen Core judo become the top junior club at the 2014 British Championships for under 12 year olds. Jonathon is an ambassador for the Princes Trust and is a member of the BJA Coaching Commission who has worked with London Irish and London Welsh Rugby clubs on improving outcomes in the contact area

     

  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Owen Livesey

     

    Owen Livesey

     

    2014 Commonwealth Champion at Glasgow and one of the top middleweight fighters in the world at u81kg. Owen brings a huge amount of International knowledge and technical skill to the Academy players and younger club Judoka. Owen is training towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

     

  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Leah Blair

     

    Leah Blair

     

    Support Coach at Core Judo who is the current English Open Champion and GB international. Pictured here training in Japan, Leah brings a wealth of competitive experience to the team.

     

  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Aaron Turner

     

    Aaron Turner

     

    Lead head coach at Core Judo. Current Team GB member and 2015 English Open Champion. Represented Great Britain at the 2014 European Championships and is training towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Aaron brings a huge amount of technical knowledge to his classes.

     

  • <p>&nbsp;</p> Jade Eccles

     

    Jade Eccles

     

    A 'This Girl Can' Ambassador, Jade is coaching whilst studying to be a PE teacher. Jade is coaching at our all-girls academy class and is an important member of the team.

     

  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Jonathon Purssey
  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Owen Livesey
  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Leah Blair
  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Aaron Turner
  • <p>&nbsp;</p> Jade Eccles
 

Consultant Coaches

Our consultant coaches have a vast wealth of experience and achievements to give the highest level of tuition possible.

  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Matthew Purssey

     

    Matthew Purssey

     

    7 times British Champion and 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medallist is the current Great Britain Coach for the Junior and Transition players based at the Performance Institute in Walsall. He acts as an advisor and consultant coach to Core judo.

     

  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Craig Fallon

     

    Craig Fallon

     

    Commonwealth, European and World Champion- arguably the greatest British Judo player of all time coaches on the Core Elite camps and inspires the next generation of champion.

     

  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Darcel Yandzi

     

    Darcel Yandzi

     

    Current Technical coach for the French National team, Darcel a former World & European champion has been a huge influence on Core judo and still lends his technical advice and support.

     

  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Matthew Purssey
  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Craig Fallon
  • <p>&nbsp;</p>Darcel Yandzi